In 1989, Sean Hannity began his radio career at the volunteer college station at UC Santa Barbara, KCSB-FM, as a host on the talk radio show 'Terrible'. After working for less than a year, he advertised himself in most of the radio publications as 'the most talked about college radio host in America'. Soon after that he was hired by radio station WVNN in Athens, Alabama, as an afternoon talk show host. Years later, on September 10, 2001, The Sean Hannity Show launched on hundreds of stations across the country. In 1996, Roger Ailes, co-founder of Fox News, hired Hannity along with Alan Colmes to host a television show named as 'Hannity and Colmes', an American television show based on politics. There he represented the reactionary point of view on different political issues along with Colmes. In January 2007, on Fox News, Hannity started a Sunday night television show called 'Hannity's America' and on January 9, 2009, after the final broadcast of 'Hannity and Colmes', he started his own new show 'Hannity', with a format similar to 'Hannity's America'. Hannity has also written two books, 'Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Ideas in Politics, Media, and Life', and 'Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism'. Both these books appeared in the nonfiction New York Times bestseller list.